Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Duensing, Rochester overcome Lehigh Valley

Rochester Red Wings

Rochester 4 at Lehigh Valley 1

W: B. Duensing (3-5, 3.62); L: L. Walrond (1-5, 3.27)
HR: None.

Brian Duensing held the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs to only 5 hits over 7 innings allowing no runs, no walks. He fanned 3. Meanwhile the Rochester Red Wings offense put up four runs in route a win.

Chris Basak would open up the top of the fourth with a walk, but would be picked off by pitcher Les Walrond. Darnell McDonald singled and Garrett Jones hit a line drive double out to right. Brian Buscher would then sacrifice in McDonald for the first Wings run.

In the top of the 5th, Jose Morales would be hit with a pitch. Jason Pridie bunt his way onto base, and Sergio Santos hit line drive to center to load the bags. Tommy Watkins would ground into a double play that would plate Morales, to make it 2-0 Rochester.

Back-to-back singles to Randy Ruiz and Morales and a bunt by Pridie loaded the bags again in the top of the 7th. Santos singled in Ruiz for the Wings third run.

Steven Kline would be on the mound in the top of the 8th, when Jones and Buscher hit back-to-back singles. Steve Green would replace Kline, who would be ejected from the game by the home plate umpire. Ruiz singled to bring in Jones, making it 4-0 Wings.

Bobby Korecky would replace Duensing for the 8th and the 9th. Andy Tracy singled to lead off the bottom of the 9th for the Lehigh valley home team. Following a line out to Jon Knotts, Jason Jaramillo and Brennan King knocked back-to-back singles to load the bags. A sac-fly by Rich Thompson brought in Tracy to break up Rochester's shut out. Casey Smith would ground out to end the contest.

Ruiz was 3-for-4 on the night with a run and a run scored, Santos was 2-for-4 with a RBI, and McDonald and Jones weer 2-for-5 with a run each. Jones's double would be the only extra base hit.

The Wings return to Frontier Field to host the Durham Bulls for a four-game series starting on Tuesday. Francisco Liriano (1-2, 4.22) will be on the mound for the Wings.

Howie Clark (abdominal strain) was not place on the DL, but is unavailable for at least the next few days.

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The New Britain Rock Cats rested on Monday. They begin a 3-game series against the Altoona Curve Tuesday at 6:35 PM at New Britain Stadium.

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